When we observe the face, the eye looks for various details in the landscape. We know that the nose protrudes forward about the same distance as the chin (or, it should, according to the Golden Ratio). We know that the eyebrows should sit a certain distance above the eye, and that the cheeks should have some curve. Historically, high cheekbones have been a feature to envy. These don’t get handed out to everyone, only those with genetic gifts. Whether or not you were born with the cheekbones you’d like to flaunt, you can get them. We’re not talking about cheek implants; we’re talking about cheek fillers.
What is Nonsurgical Cheek Augmentation?
Dermal fillers have changed the way that doctors address various signs of aging. As the use of injectable products gained steam over the years, manufacturers expanded the ways that fillers are made. We now have a wide variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, all with very specific uses. Fillers with elemental properties are ideal for the cheek area because they don’t just softly fill out the cheeks, they can be deposited into deeper layers of the skin to help enhance and define bone structure. The characteristics of cheek fillers make them ideal for correcting the deflation that can occur with age, as well as for enhancing naturally dull cheekbones.
What to Expect
As popular as dermal fillers are, there are always people who are trying them for the first time. Getting injections in any area of the face can feel unsettling if you don’t know what to expect. For cheek enhancement, we use a very fine needle that gently pierces the skin. Patients feel a mild pinch that may be much less than what they experience getting blood work at their primary doctor’s office or when getting a vaccine. Most dermal fillers now also contain a mild anesthetic in their formula. The anesthetic works quickly to minimize nerve sensations. While patients don’t feel numb, they also don’t feel pain. When dermal fillers enter the deeper layers of the skin, there is no sensation, as there can be with other medications. The appointment usually takes less than half an hour, and patients can comfortably resume most of their normal activities. The best part is that they can do so looking and feeling more satisfied with their facial contours.
Schedule your consultation for cheek fillers today. Contact our St. Peters office at (636) 896-0600.